Book Reviews of Blowing My Cover : My Life as a CIA Spy

Blowing My Cover : My Life as a CIA Spy
Blowing My Cover My Life as a CIA Spy
Author: Lindsay Moran
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ISBN-13: 9780425205624
ISBN-10: 0425205622
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Girl joins CIA, girl meets BOY, girl quits CIA. That is the story in a nutshell. Ms. Moran would have us believe she quit the CIA because of her "integrity" however, she knew from the start what she would be doing (recruiting foreigners to spy on their own governments for the U.S.) and yet she chose to do it for several years anyway. Throughout the book she complains that her social life has taken a hit because she has to constantly lie to everyone about who she is and what she does for a living. She makes it very clear that her CIA career is preventing her from having quality friendships and romances. It appears that her real motivation for quitting was that she wanted to lead a normal life. You can't really blame her. I wouldn't want to live a life of lies either. The book would have been better without her critique of the CIA and why it failed on 9-11, because her few years with the organization don't exactly make her an expert on that topic.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good book if you are interested in the "behind the scenes" of being a CIA agent. Talks alot about Macedonia and the continuing strife with that region. Exciting read about gaining and keeping foreign contacts with some entertaining stories regarding Moran's classmates and contacts in the Balkan region.
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Helpful Score: 2
An engaging read, from a young woman who writes honestly and with humor about her experiences as a "spook."
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Helpful Score: 2
A fabulous read! I was hooked from the beginning. She really was a CIA spy and it's nothing like I ever thought. I loved the training she recieves. It's all so unreal. Seriously great. I expected her to go shoe shopping at any moment.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was awesome. It felt as if I was next to her the whole time going through her adventure. I recommend it for everyone and anyone who needs excitement and suspense in their life, you will not be disappointed!
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed how indepth the author went about the CIA. I'm surprised they allowed her to write this book truthfully.
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Helpful Score: 1
Entertaining, easy read, and a bit scary as well. I was a cynic before I read it, and am even more so now.
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Helpful Score: 1
It is fun to think that most of this is true, but it kind of fell apart near the end. I enjoyed reading it on vacation.
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fun and interesting read about life as a CIA case officer
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I thought this was well written book but she veered off toward the end and got a little political. Still, it was her story, and she told it well. As she stated more than once, she does know how to write.
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Her tales from training are engaging and scary, but we hear a bit less detail when she actually goes to work, and most of that is even creepier. Not as completely terrifying as Robert Baer's See No Evil, but I enjoyed the read. As PJ ORourke says, "Likable, readable, and funny... She's a former spy (and former romantic) who takes the romance out of spying and brings some much-needed intelligence to the Central Intelligence Agency."
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I couldn't put it down!
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Really fun and somewhat addictive book!
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This book opened my eyes to what the CIA is REALLY all about. Told with humor and insight. Highly recommended
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I really enjoyed this book! I got involved in it and read it quickly!
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"Not only humorous and charming but also a searing indictment of the CIA." S
The author was a former spy for the CIA from 1998 - 2003, the book was very interesting.
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This book is GREAT! Very funny and quite interesting. I am amazed the CIA actually let her publish this book with all the inside information related to their recruitment and training techniques.
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Thanks to the sharp and fun Blowing My Cover we're privy to the follies of real live American espionage.
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This is an excellent book.
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This is a hardback book. I really enjoyed it. It gave me an insiders view of what it takes to get into the CIA spy program. Very interesting.
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not bad- fast read.
Humerous in a dry way, and very very insightful.
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I thought this was a really cute book. Although it is fiction it made me wonder how much of it is actually fiction. It gave you a peek (even if it was a pretend peek) into the CIA workings etc.
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Very well written I liked this book. For everyone who secretly wanted to be a spy a fun read.
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A lighthearted view of working for the CIA.
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Great book!
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Fun read. Happy ending. Good writer with an ear for self-deprecating humor. Quite enjoyable!
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Great Book. Gives you a good idea what the CIA is really like.